Water Policy Advisor and Staff Attorney
Berkeley, California 94710
Chandra Ferrari is TU’s California Water Policy Director. Prior to joining TU, she worked for five years as an attorney to the California Department of Fish and Game, where she specialized in water right and fisheries issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Central Valley. Her experience includes work before the State Water Resources Control Board, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the state legislature, as well as multi-party negotiations for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program and Bay Delta Conservation Plan. Ms. Ferrari advises the organization and TU partners on stakeholder negotiations and administrative proceedings for the Merced, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, Mokelumne and Yuba Rivers. In addition, Ms. Ferrari works at the state level to enhance instream flows, reform water law, incentivize multi-benefit flood management projects and promote the development of the reasonable use and public trust doctrines. She grew up in Harrisburg, Oregon and graduated from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and the University of California Davis with a BS in Animal Science and Management. She spends most of her time trying (unsuccessfully) to tire out her three kids and dog. When she gets a chance, she enjoys a good book, a good glass of wine and a good run (not necessarily in that order).